Institute of Cape Wine Masters
The title of Cape Wine Master is one of the most sought after academic qualifications in the South African Wine Industry.
Over the last 35 years, 99 candidates have qualified to become Cape Wine Masters and a further three were awarded the title of Honorary Cape Wine Masters, bringing the total number to 102.
Cape Wine Masters are expected to:
promote wine and spirit education in South Africa at all levels
promote the growth and responsible use of wine
promote the image of the ICWM by enhancing its credibility, visibility and recognition
be an ambassador of wine
The ICWM is managed by an Executive Committee consisting of seven members, democratically chosen at the AGM held every year in May.
The vice-chairperson Harry Melck, Treasurer Tom Blok, Secretary Raymond Noppé, Northern representative Debi van Flymen, Southern representative Lizette Tolken, and ad-hoc member Conrad Louw, ably assist the current chairperson De Bruyn Steenkamp.